Viñas Del Jaro, Yaso Matteria 2015, Spain
This is the last 6 bottles of this fantastic wine from Toro in north west Spain. You can be easily mistaken for thinking it's a magnum given the weight and size of the bottle but it's not. It's big plump fruit that needs time in a decanter to settle down but really does offer something unique and special.
Yaso in Greek mythology is a healing goddess.
The vines are a minimum of 40-year-old Tinta de Toro clone of Tempranillo. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in new French oak for 6 months before a further 6 months in bottle.
The Yaso winery in Toro is run by Spanish fine wine specialists, Vinedos Iberian (make sure you try their Ribera and Priorat wines too). Toro was the next logical step for them - a region that dates back over 2,000 years and has some of the oldest vines on the planet due to its sandy, high altitude and in hospitability to vineyard pests.